Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Leopard of Little Breezes

The Leopard of Little Breezes

[Here on Etsy!]


Inspired by The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, by Catherynne M. Valente. Entirely crowd funded, now partially available to read online while we wait for it to be published ;-)

"I’m not dull or anything, I know about geography and chess and I can fix the boiler when my mother has to work, but what I mean to say is: maybe you meant to go to another girl’s house and let her ride on the Leopard. Maybe you didn’t mean me at all, because I’m not like storybook girls, I’m short and my father ran away with the army and I wouldn’t even be able to keep a dog from eating a bird."

The Leopard turned her prodigious, spotted head and looked at September with large, solemn, yellow eyes.

"We came for you," she growled. "Just you."

The big cat licked the child’s cheek roughly. September smiled, just a little. She sniffed and wiped her eyes with the sleeve of the green jacket.

The undeniable affection of the Leopard of Little Breezes. A crystal heart hangs from 19 inches of deep green agate and frosted white quartz beads, woven through with leopard spotted ribbon. Includes a heart shaped sterling toggle clasp.

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